Geometry

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What elegant geometry is this,

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that builds itself day by day, cell by cell,

from the common elements of Earth? 

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What innate intelligence puts every leaf,

petal and stem in its proper place? 

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Such perfection bears witness

to the innate beauty of our universe. 

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The Architect knows the structure of every cell,

every atom of existence;

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consciousness permeates all that is or ever will be. 

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As we look ever more closely,

observing the crystallization of energy into matter,

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water into cellulose, thought into form;

we see the Artist’s guiding hand bringing life to all.

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What elegant geometry is this,

growing by the roadside and in the garden;

a joyful expression of aliveness.

 

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Woodland Gnome 2016
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Our Golden Companion

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Celebrate the sun,

The source of all heat, light and life

on Earth;

Our Golden Companion

through all the days of our lives;

The fiery center of our solar system;

Sol Invictus.

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Apollo’s bright chariot;

Atum-Ra in his bark, traversing the sky,

Vanquishing Apopis so the sun might rise again.

Lord Shamash at the gates of the East,

Belenos, whose fires are lit to celebrate

his healing powers,

Helios.

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Earth grows green and verdant at your touch,

But burns and withers if you come too close.

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Solstice, midsummer; longest day;

The tipping point.

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With summer’s sun now in retreat;

Cooling darkness returns

to quench the heat.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

Photos taken Summer Solstice 2016, after 8 PM

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“Limitless undying love

which shines around me

like a million suns

it calls me on and on across the universe.”
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John Lennon

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Rainbow orb in our garden June 2015

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“We all shine on…

like the moon and the stars and the sun…

we all shine on…come on and on and on…”

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John Lennon

Love Affair With Leaves

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My love affair with leaves is no secret…..

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Step into my garden, and you’ll soon suspect the truth:

There is no shyness about the amazing variety of foliage sharing our garden.

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We invite the beautiful and unusual to meet and mingle here.

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Though you’ll  find tiny little Box and Crepe Myrtle leaves facing the street,

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Once inside the gate, you’ll discover huge Colocasia, brightly painted Caladium, towering Canna and delicately etched Acer.

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Elegantly frosted ‘Gryphon’ Begonias  flutter in the breeze on their long petioles. 

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Fragrantly fuzzy Pelargoniums exuberantly spill out of their pots.

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And in those shady quiet places, ferns uncurl their fiddle heads into long and elegant fronds.

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What sheer delight to watch them grow! 

How bright the spaces where they glow on rain washed days.

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Begonia, Heuchera, Ajuga, Sage;

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Aralia, Alocasia, Sarracenia, Rose.

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Their names roll off the tongue like a mantra.

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They emerge from soil and stem,

fragile branch and woody trunk like dancers on a stage.

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They swell from tiniest bud to fully formed leaf

in red and purple, green and bronze, chartreuse, white and silver blue.

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Nip the bud and more will follow.

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Let them touch the Earth and roots may grow.

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Stroke them, smell them, dry them, eat them;

fill a pot to overflowing with them, listen to them sing on summer breezes.

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Leaves,

A growing obsession…..

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Woodland Gnome 2016

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WPC: Weightless Over the Pacific

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Weightless

Floating in a watercolor sky,

Lifted up, and ever higher up,

Riding warm rivers of air.

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Sailing freely above a peaceful sea;

Seeking nothing, seeing no one,

Knowing only light and dark, heat and cool,

Fog and rain.

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You dance, playing with golden sunlight as it falls to Earth.

Sky sculptor, peopling the troposphere

With sylphs and rainbows, giants and dragons.

Every myth begins and ends in your embrace.

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Floating in, creeping off the waves onto the strand,

You blur every boundary.

Misty, dreamily, relentlessly you descend;

Leaving even Earthbound beings

Weightless.

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Woodland Gnome 2016

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For the Daily Posts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weightless

Photos from the Oregon Coast April 2015

Layers

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Color lies in layers,

like a living, moving quilt

blanketing the garden,

 preparing for winter slumber.

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Soak  in every vibrant tint and hue

While one may;

While life vibrates

From petal and leaf, berry and seed.

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What more can one do

than wrap oneself, too, in such beauty?

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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WPC: Monochromatic

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Gardeners dream in every shade of green…

Every living shade and hue.

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But other colors fill our mind’s eye, too.

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Greens fade to silver grey. 

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Soil’s browns lighten in the sun. 

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Vibrant peach and orange and gold bloom

In our imagination,

As soothing, watery blue brings restful peace. 

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Color saturates our world. 

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What is ‘monochrome,’

But one pointed concentration

On a single vibration at a time? 

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A single color’s purity penetrates first the eyes,

Then the mind,

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And finally explodes in living light within the spirit.

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Gardeners dream in every shade of green…

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 Woodland Gnome 2015

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Inspired by The Daily Post’s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

Green Rain Falling

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Green rain falling.

Staccato dripping from gutters,

Broken by frog song,

Call and response from the pond;

Celebration of wet abundance.

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Ground glistens below

Jewel encrusted leaves.

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Steady patter, hour after hour.

Creek filled ditches flowing,

Flowing, flowing, where?

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Frogs shelter on  windows, hunting

By porch light.

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Turtle heaven,

Watery world

Filled with liquid shadows.

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Birds perch beneath the eaves,

Warbling,

Waiting,

Rainy week in June.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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Green Man

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Jack, the Verdant One,

Re-born in earliest spring

From winter’s slumber.

Light, warmth, wind and water

Call you back into being.

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Your face is everywhere:

Visible in every leafy bough,

Twining vine

And moss covered root.

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Eternal Green Man-

Virile spirit,

Fertile source of all abundance;

Breathe your inspiration

Into our hearts.

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May your endless enthusiasm

And transcendent joy

Sustain us on your sylvan paths,

As you nourished all those

Who came before us.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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Water

 

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Icy molten glass dances

And flows on windblown ripples;

Rising like liquid sky.

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Wetness, swirling in

Murky translucence, blurs

Borders of creek and land.

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Eternal mirror

Cloaking what lies beneath with

Life’s pageant of light.

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In response to Writing 201: Water Haiku

Woodland Gnome 2015

 

On Such A Winter Day…

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The world feels bare and empty today.

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Empty skies show no trace of the winter

storm blowing towards us from the South.

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Growth has paused,

And winter’s winds have nearly cleared

Away summer’s remains.

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Leftover reeds and crisp bleached leaves

Make a tattered fringe around the edges of things.

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Bare branches; bare tangled stems of vines,

Bare muddy marsh,  bare sandy beaches

All waiting.

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The sun finally burned through morning fog

And rose low in the empty sky.

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It’s harsh clear light shows too much;

Makes shadows too dark.

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The birds know.

The birds feel the coming clipper.

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Only the sturdy ones remain,

The survivors,

Who congregate in ponds and coves,

Waiting;

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On such a winter day.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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